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State govt gives Rs 2 lakh to kin of Bhangar violence victims, others

The state government has given away compensation of Rs 2 lakh to family members of the victims killed during the recent unrest at Bhangar and road accidents at Rasapunja and Birbhum.

Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee gave away the cheques to the victims on Thursday. The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to give compensation to the victims on humanitarian ground.

Two persons had been shot dead on Tuesday during the unrest at Bhangar in South 24 Parganas over setting up of a power grid substation.

Family members of the victims Mafijul Ali and Alamgir Mollah will be receiving compensation of Rs 2 lakh each.

After unrest for the two consecutive days, the situation in Bhangar was peaceful on Thursday.

The people are demanding the arrest of the accused in connection with the murder of Mafijul and Alamgir.

At Rasapunja in South 24 Parganas, a woman and her son were mowed down by a speeding Tata Sumo when the woman was
bringing her son back from school on Monday.

It led to trouble in the area as local residents started agitating against the road accident that claimed
the lives of the schoolgoers and the woman.

There was tension even on the day when the driver of the offending vehicle Seikh Kalo was arrested.

Local people had agitated even after the arrest of the driver demanding compensation.

A huge contingent of police was deployed and still they are posted in the area to ensure that the
law and order situation doesn't deteriorate.

Normalcy has been restored in the area. Roads have been opened and vehicles were found plying from Thakurpukur to Bakhrahat.

The district administration on Thursday enforced section 144 CrPC in the area for the next one month. The step has been taken to ensure peace in the area.

In another road accident, five persons were killed at Ilambazar in Birbhum. The accident took place when the bus was heading from Joydeb to Bolpur.

Family members of the five victims will also be getting the compensation as announced by the state government.

Sources said that the state government has also directed the concerned authorities, such as trafiic police and civic volunteers, to take necessary steps to check such
road accidents.


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